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2016 Alerts
Date
Description
Responsible Entities
​10.11.16

Industry Recommendation:

Internet of Things (IoT) Used for High Bandwidth Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks

​​Balancing Authority, Distribution Provider, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Reliability Coordinator, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator, Transmission Planner, Transmission Service Provider

(The DP-UFLS functional group was added on 10.17.16)

​06.07.16
Industry Advisory:
 

Ransomware Extortion Poses Increasing Risk

Balancing Authority, Distribution Provider, Distribution Provider – UFLS, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Load-Serving Entity, Planning Authority, Reliability Coordinator, Resource Planner, Reserve Sharing Group, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator, Transmission Planner, Transmission Service Provider
02.09.16
Industry Recommendation:

Mitigating Adversarial Manipulation of Industrial Control System as Evidenced by Recent International Events
Balancing Authority, Distribution Provider, Generator Operator, Load-Serving Entity, Reliability Coordinator, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator, Transmission Planner, Transmission Service Provider

 

2015 Alerts
Date Description

Responsible Entities

​05.14.15
Industry Advisory:

FAC-003-3 Minimum Vegetation Management Advisory

Project 2010-07-1 - Vegetation Management Related Files

​Generator Owner, Transmission Owner
02.05.15
Industry Advisory:

Generator Governor Frequency Response

Eastern Interconnection Frequency Initiative Whitepaper

Frequency Response Initiative Report

Balancing Authority, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Reliability Coordinator, Resource Planner, Transmission Operator, Transmission Planner

 

2014 Alerts
Date Description Responsible Entities
10.08.14
Industry Advisory:
 
“Shellshock” Vulnerability Summation Report
Balancing Authority, Distribution Provider, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Interchange Authority, Load-Serving Entity, Planning Authority, Purchasing-Selling Entity, Reliability Coordinator, Resource Planner, Reserve Sharing Group, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator, Transmission Planner, Transmission Service Provider
0​​4.21.14
Industry Advisory:
 
Heartbleed Update: Elevated Risk Due to Large Scale Encryption Vulnerability
Balancing Authority, Distribution Provider, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Interchange Authority, Load-Serving Entity, Planning Authority, Purchasing-Selling Entity, Reliability Coordinator, Resource Planner, Reserve Sharing Group, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator, Transmission Planner, Transmission Service Provider
04.11.14
Industry Advisory:
 
Elevated Risk due to Large Scale Encryption Vulnerability
Balancing Authority, Distribution Provider, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Interchange Authority, Load-Serving Entity, Planning Authority, Purchasing-Selling Entity, Reliability Coordinator, Resource Planner, Reserve Sharing Group, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator, Transmission Planner, Transmission Service Provider
03.27.14
Industry Advisory:
 
​Balancing Authorities, Distribution Providers, Generator Operator, Generator Owner, Interchange Authority, Load Serving Entity, Reliability Coordinator, Reserve Sharing Group, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator
02.28.14
Industry Advisory:
 
Elevated Risk due to media assertion of electric sector vulnerabilities
Balancing Authorities, Generator Owners, Transmission Owners, Transmission Operators, Reliability Coordinators

 

2013 Alerts
Date
Description
Responsible Entities
08.27.13​ Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator​
5.9.13​
Industry Advisory:

Tactics and Tools of Emerging Cyber Threat Actions

All Entities, Balancing Authority, Distribution Provider, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Interchange Authority, Load-Serving Entity, Planning Authority, Purchasing-Selling Entity, Reliability Coordinator, Resource Planner, Reserve Sharing Group, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator, Transmission Planner, Transmission Service Provider​
4.19.13
Industry Advisory:
Substation Sabotage Incident Marks Increasing Adversarial Sophistication
 
Balancing Authority, Distribution Provider, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Interchange Authority, Load-Serving Entity, Planning Authority, Purchasing-Selling Entity, Reliability Coordinator, Resource Planner, Reserve Sharing Group, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator, Transmission Planner, Transmission Service Provider
4.18.13​
Industry Advisory:

Substation Incident Marks Increasing Adversarial Sophistication

Balancing Authority, Distribution Provider, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Interchange Authority, Load-Serving Entity, Planning Authority, Purchasing-Selling Entity, Reliability Coordinator, Resource Planner, Reserve Sharing Group, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator, Transmission Planner, Transmission Service Provider​
2.21.13
Industry Advisory: 

Watchlist APT Update: Joint Indicators Bulletin and Mandiant Report

Balancing Authority, Distribution Provider, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Interchange Authority, Load-Serving Entity, Planning Authority, Purchasing-Selling Entity, Reliability Coordinator, Resource Planner, Reserve Sharing Group, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator, Transmission Planner, Transmission Service Provider

 

2012 Alerts
Date
Description
Responsible Entities
10.04.12
Industry Advisory:
ES-ISAC: Telvent Network Intrusion
All Entities, Balancing Authority, Distribution Provider, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Interchange Authority, Load-Serving Entity, Planning Authority, Purchasing-Selling Entity, Reliability Coordinator, Resource Planner, Reserve Sharing Group, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator, Transmission Planner, Transmission Service Provider
09.12.12 Industry Advisory: 
ES-ISAC: Foreign Energy Sector Entities Networks Impacted
All Regions, All Registered Entities, Balancing Authority, Distribution Provider, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Reliability Coordinator, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator
09.06.12
Industry Advisory:
All Regions, All Registered Entities, All Functions
05.07.12 Industry Advisory:
ES-ISAC: RuggedCom Public Disclosure Allowing Remote Unauthorized Access
Balancing Authority, Distribution Provider, Generator Operator, Generator Owner, Reliability Coordinator, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator
04.10.12 Balancing Authority, Distribution Provider, Generator Operator, Generator Owner, Reliability Coordinator, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator
02.21.12
Industry Advisory:
Symantec Source Code Leak
PcAnywhere-connected systems have an increased risk of exposure to exploitation
All Entities, Balancing Authority, Distribution Provider, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Interchange Authority, Load-Serving Entity, Planning Authority, Purchasing-Selling Entity, Reliability Coordinator, Resource Planner, Reserve Sharing Group, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator, Transmission Planner, Transmission Service Provider
02.13.12
Industry Advisory:  
Multiple Industrial Control System (ICS) Vulnerability Disclosures
 
Internet-facing ICS Systems
All Entities, Balancing Authority, Distribution Provider, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Interchange Authority, Load-Serving Entity, Planning Authority, Purchasing-Selling Entity, Reliability Coordinator, Resource Planner, Reserve Sharing Group, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator, Transmission Planner, Transmission Service Provider

2011 Alerts
Date
Description Responsible Entities
11.08.11
Industry Advisory:
Distribution Provider, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Reliability Coordinator, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator
09.20.11
Industry Advisory:
Electricity Sector Targeted Attacks Observed
 
ICS-CERT Background Document
Balancing Authority, Distribution Provider, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Interchange Authority, Load-Serving Entity, Planning Authority, Purchasing-Selling Entity, Reliability Coordinator, Resource Planner, Reserve Sharing Group, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator, Transmission Planner, Transmission Service Provider
08.24.11
Industry Advisory:
Balancing Authority, Distribution Provider, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Interchange Authority, Load-Serving Entity, Planning Authority, Purchasing-Selling Entity, Reliability Coordinator, Resource Planner, Reserve Sharing Group, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator, Transmission Planner, Transmission Service Provider
08.02.11
Industry Advisory:
PLC Protocol Weakness
Balancing Authority, Distribution Provider, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Reliability Coordinator, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator
08.02.11
Industry Advisory:
Telephony-Enabled Weakness
Reliability Coordinator, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator, Balancing Authority, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Distribution Provider, Load-Serving Entity, Transmission Service Provider
05.10.11 
Industry Advisory:
Reliability Coordinator, Balancing Authority, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Planning Authority (Coordinator), Interchange Authority, Transmission Planner, Transmission Service Provider
04.07.11
Industry Advisory:
 
Reliability Coordinator, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator, Balancing Authority, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Distribution Provider
04.05.11
Industry Advisory:
Reliability Coordinator, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator, Balancing Authority, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Distribution Provider
02.18.11
Industry Advisory:
Reliability Coordinator, Balancing Authority, Transmission Operator, Generator Operator, Generator Owner, Transmission Owner, Planning Authority (Coordinator), Load-Serving Entity, Distribution Provider, Purchasing-Selling Entity, Interchange Authority, Reserve Sharing Group, Transmission Planner, Transmission Service Provider, Resource Planner

2010 Alerts
Date Description Responsible Entities
11.30.10
UPDATE
Recommendation:
Transmission Owners and Operators, Generator Owners and Operators, Reliability Coordinators, Transmission Planners, and Planning Authorities
10.13.10 AURORA Mitigation - Protection and Control Engineering Practices and Electronic and Physical Security Mitigation Measures Responsible Entities: Balancing Authority, Distribution Provider, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Load-Serving Entity, Reliability Coordinator, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator
10.07.10 Transmission Owners and Operators, Generator Owners and Operators, Reliability Coordinators, Transmission Planners, and Planning Authorities
09.15.10
RECOMMENDATION:
Balancing Authority Frequency Response
Balancing Authorities
09.15.10 Transmission Owners
09.13.10
RECOMMENDATION:
 
Exploit Active for - Malware Targeting SCADA Systems (Update 3)
Balancing Authority, Distribution Provider, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Interchange Authority, Load-Serving Entity, Planning Authority, Purchasing-Selling Entity, Reliability Coordinator, Resource Planner, Reserve Sharing Group, Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator, Transmission Planner, Transmission Service Provider
09.09.10 RECOMMENDATION:
Generator Governor Information and Settings
Generator Owner, Generator Operator
07.22.10
Vulnerability - USB Malware Targeting SCADA Systems
Reliability Coordinator, Balancing Authority, Interchange Authority, Transmission Service Provider. Transmission Owner, Transmission Operator, Generator Owner, Generator Operator, Load Serving Entity
04.26.10 CIP: General Electric D20 ME Substation Data Concentrator (Remote Terminal Unit) Vulnerabilities Transmission Owners, Transmission Operators, Generator Operators, Generator Owners, Balancing Authorities, Reliability Coordinators, Load-Serving Entities, Distribution Providers
04.23.10 CIP: ABB NetCADOPs Help Vulnerability Reliability Coordinator, Balancing Authority, Transmission Operator, Transmission Owner, Load-Serving Entity, Distribution Provider
04.13.10 CIP: Rockwell Automation PLC-5® and SLC™ 5/0X Controllers, RSLinx™ EDS Wizard and RSLogix™ Vulnerabilities Transmission Owners, Transmission Operators, Generator Operators, Generator Owners, Balancing Authorities, Reliability Coordinators, Load-Serving Entities, Distribution Providers
04.06.10 CIP: SSH Brute-Force Scanning and Attacks Reliability Coordinator, Balancing Authority, Transmission Operator, Generator Operator, Generator Owner, Transmission Owner, Planning Authority (Coordinator), Load-Serving Entity, Distribution Provider, Purchasing-Selling Entity, Interchange Authority, Reserve Sharing Group, Transmission Planner, Transmission Service Provider, Resource Planner
02.25.10 Transmission Owners, Transmission Operators, Generator Owners, Generator Operators, Balancing Authorities, Reliability Coordinators, Load Serving Entities, and Distribution Providers
02.11.10 Reliability Risk – Interconnection Frequency Response Transmission Owners, Transmission Operators, Generator Owners, Generator Operators, Balancing Authorities, Reliability Coordinators, Load Serving Entities, and Distribution Providers
02.03.10 CIP: Rockwell Automation MicroLogix Controllers Password Security and Client Software Authentication Vulnerabilities Transmission Owners, Transmission Operators, Generator Owners, Generator Operators, Balancing Authorities, Reliability Coordinators, Load Serving Entities, and Distribution Providers
01.25.10  CIP: ABB SPIDER/Network Manager Buffer Overflow Transmission Owners, Transmission Operators, Generator Owners, Generator Operators, Balancing Authorities, Reliability Coordinators, Load Serving Entities, and Distribution Providers
01.07.10 Theft Concerns of Dielectric Used in Electrical Components Transmission Owners, Transmission Operators, Generator Owners, Generator Operators, Load Serving Entities, Distribution Providers

2009 Advisories
Date Description Responsible Entities
10.27.09 CIP: H1N1 Pandemic Guidance for 2009-2010 Influenza Season and Voluntary Reporting All Registered Entities
10.02.09 Transmission Owners, Transmission Operators, Generator Owners, Generator Operators, Balancing Authorities, Reliability Coordinators, Load Serving Entities, Distribution Providers
08.12.09 All Registered Entities
07.28.09 Planning Authorities, Transmission Owners, Transmission Operators, Reliability Coordinators, Regional Entities, and Balancing Authorities
07.15.09 Reliability Coordinators, Balancing Authorities, Transmission Operators, Generator Operators, Distribution Providers, and Regional Entities
06.30.09
CIP: Conficker Polymorphic Worm
All Registered Entities
04.29.09 All Registered Entities
04.21.09
CIP: Conficker Polymorphic Worm
All Registered Entities
03.30.09 Protection System Single Point of Failure Generator Owners, Transmission Owners, Distribution Providers
02.19.09 CIP: Control Microsystems ClearSCADA, ClearSCADA Prime
and SCX Vulnerabilities
Transmission Owners, Transmission Operators, Load Serving Entities, Distribution Providers
02.13.09 CIP: Rockwell Automation ControlLogix 1756-ENBT/A WebServer Vulnerabilities Generator Owners, Generator Operators, Transmission Owners, Transmission Operators, Load Serving Entities, Distribution Providers
02.10.09 CIP: GE Fanuc iFIX Vulnerability Generator Owners, Generator Operators, Transmission Owners, Transmission Operators, Load Serving Entities, Distribution Providers
02.06.09 CIP: AREVA e-terrahabitat Multiple Vulnerabilities Generator Owners, Generator Operators, Transmission Owners, Transmission Operators

 

2008 Advisories
Date Description Responsible Entities
06.26.08 Turbine Combustor Lean Blowout Generator Owners, Generator Operators, Planning Authorities, Transmission Owners, Transmission Operators, Reliability Coordinators, Regional Entities
​01.15.08 Excessive RRRV at Capacitor Banks ​Transmission Operators, Transmission Planners

 

Recommendations
Date Description Responsible Entities
11.20.08 CIP: Microsoft Out-of-Band Security Bulletin MS08-067 (update) All Registered Entities [ alternate response]
10.24.08 CIP: Microsoft Out-of-Band Security Bulletin MS08-067 All Registered Entities
09.29.08 CIP: ABB PCU400 Stack Overflow Vulnerability Generator Owners, Generator Operators, Transmission Owners, Transmission Operators, Load Serving Entities
03.10.08 Power Flow & Dynamics Modeling Reliability Coordinators

 

 
 

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